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Aakriti Mandhwani

Aakriti Mandhwani is a doctoral researcher at the Department of South Asia, SOAS,
University of London.

Her work focuses on the emergence of the Indian middle class as the burgeoning consumer through the archive of the post-1947 commercial magazines and paperbacks in Hindi.

Her areas of interest include book history, popular literature, cultural anthropology, and urban studies.


  • –present
    PhD South Asia, SOAS, University of London